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A touching and funny story about a 7 year-old girl's adventure having tea with the Queen. Told with Giles Andreae's trademark warmth and humour, but with an added poignancy when the Queen meets Christopher, Freya's brother, this is a perfect celebration of the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Full of life and potential, Stephen Lawrence was a boy with huge hopes for the future. Murdered in 1993, the book looks at prejudice, injustice and a family's fight to uncover the truth.
A great little board book to help a young child welcome a new baby sibling. Amusing and life-affirming, it enables a grown-up and child to share together the excitement, bewilderment and challenges associated with having a new baby in the house. Simply worded and attractively illustrated for even the youngest child to sit and think with.
April 2012 Debut of the Month. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013. Highly original, this is a stunning debut picture book which celebrates creativity and difference while also serving as a touching introduction to the idea that people leave good things behind them even when they are no longer around. Rabbit likes doing all kinds of obvious rabbity things like jumping, hopping, burrowing and sleeping. But he also likes un-rabbity things like painting and music. Rabbit fills the rabbit world with colour and sound; soon all rabbits are enjoying them too. Suddenly Rabbit disappears. Although the other rabbits search for him they find no trace. All they can find is what they need for making their own paintings and music. Even without Rabbit, his wonderful legacy lives on and changes rabbit life forever.
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. Repackaged new edition of the gripping sequel to Crow Girl: It's time for Lily to sort out the bullies once and for all. Brimming with confidence after her spooky display at the Halloween party and with love on the horizon, Lily and her best friend Marsha decide to take on the bullies so they know she is not a girl to be messed with any more. But when they start picking on the younger girls instead, Lily vows to stop them forever. Award-winning publisher Barrington Stoke have a decade of experience in publishing books for the dyslexic, struggling and reluctant reader and have sold nearly 3 million books worldwide. Their tried and tested easy-to-read layouts ensure accessibility for all reluctant readers.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2006.What the judges said: This is an enthralling and multi-layered novel that traces the story of two men caught up in secret operations in World War Two.It looks at the negative impact that war has on those involved and on succeeding generations.Guilt and its ramifications lie at the heart of this well-written and serious novel that skilfully interweaves past and present.
Shortlisted for The Red House Children’s Book Award 2012. Lauren, Jack, Ruby and Billy live by the seaside with their mum and dad - but their parents are always arguing, and then their dad moves out. Lauren and Jack decide they have to get them together again. And so begins Operation Eiffel Tower ...in which the four children try to raise money to give their mum and dad a treat in an attempt to make them happier. First they want to send their parents to Paris, but quickly realise they can never afford that, so instead they set up a dinner for two under the Eiffel Tower in the local crazy golf attraction. But will it get their parents talking again? A funny and very moving story that tackles important issues with a light touch.
A going-to-the-hospital book in which Toby and Clemmie never let illness and disability get in the way of fun. Toby and Clemmie first appeared in the award-winning Just Because, in which Toby paints us a picture of his super big sister and all the things they do together - just because. Click here to see more books by Rebecca Elliott.
Loads of facts about every part of the body are crammed into this highly illustrated book. And many of them certainly are gross! No sensibilities are spared in this guide to the smells, sights, sounds and look of many different parts of the body. The science that underpins it is good making it a useful source of knowledge as well as fun to read. A great series to get kids into reading. Titles in the series include Human Body, History, Creepy Crawlies and Animals.
Striking illustrations cleverly carry the message about what is beautiful in this story that is also about a special friendship. When Spider finds that the reason Slug is crying is because he says everyone thinks he is so ugly, he decides to help Slug with the problem. Soon Spider and Slug are finding out what people think is beautiful – and why. As a result, Slug learns that beauty is how you see things – and that may have some nasty shocks attached to it!
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Laugh out loud at this launch title of a brilliant new series by Queen of Teen author Louise Rennison. Tallulah Casey, cousin of the irrepressible Georgia Nicholson, signs up for an amazing residential summer school of performing arts in the depths of Yorkshire. How Tallulah acclimatises herself to Yorkshire, the arty world of Dother Hall and, above all, being in a world with boys is wickedly entertaining. Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 (Funniest Book for Children aged Seven to Fourteen).
The second of 8 great adventures about an ordinary boy with a big heart and a strong desire to work things out even when they’re complicated. When Clarence the class bully tells everyone that Marvin picks his nose even his best friends Nick and Stuart don’t stand up for him. What can Marvin do to get the rumour changed around? Maybe his clever question for the class survey will do the trick!
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